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  Constitutional Amendment Town Hall Testimonies - Town Hall Mtg during CREW on Wednesday, March 1, 2023  
  Mindy Bunselmeyer  2/22/2023 7:00:00 AM  
     
 

Good morning, Illinois FFA and Happy National FFA Week!

First and foremost, I would like to thank those of you who presented testimonies, I appreciate the time they took to share their perspective, not only is it greatly appreciated, but it will also be very valuable to all of us during the Town Hall on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, during the CREW meeting at 3:30 p.m.  

 

Only student testimonies were selected to be shared verbally, all testimonies will be shared in written format.  The order in which they are listed is the order in which they will be asked to speak and utilize the three minutes that will be allocated to them.  

 

Please take a moment to review this document it includes testimonies that we hope you have plenty of time to review prior to the Town Hall.
From these the following will share their testimony verbally:  

  

Order

Student Name

School

Section

Opinion

First

Mark Jones II

Peotone

10

In favor

Second

Tomas Cottingham

Carlinville High school

15

Opposed

Third

Elizabeth Heenan

Chicago Ag Sciences Alumni

8

In favor

Fourth

Jake Wiseman

Edwards County

23

Opposed

Fifth

J Beto

Normal Community High School

9

In favor

Sixth

McKinsey Tate

Kansas

18

Opposed

Seventh

Anna Place

Blue Ridge High School

16

In favor

Eighth

Georgia Harvell

Kaneland High School

6

Opposed

 

Here are the guidelines that we plan to follow during the Town Hall:    

Townhall expectations & structure:  

  • All verbal testimonies will be allowed 3 minutes to present and answer questions.  Verbal presenters will be cut off at 3 minutes, by Rachel Hood, State FFA President who is presiding over the Town Hall. 

  • To ask a question to the presenter, you must submit your question to Jason Perry or Jacalyn Meisner, District FFA Board representatives in the chat.  Then they will read your question to the presenters to be answered.  

  • All participants are expected to abide by the Illinois FFA Event Expected Behavior Commitment to CARE Agreement throughout the Town Hall. Those failing to adhere to the CARE document guidelines will be removed from the Town Hall.

  • Following the Townhall, we will ask individuals on the zoom call to complete a straw poll vote of whether you are in favor of the motion or not. The motion simply stated in the Zoom poll is:  Are you in favor of remaining sections to regions?  

  • This vote is simply to gain an understanding of those attending the Town Hall's opinion on the matter. This vote WILL NOT serve as the deciding vote on the matter. 

  • We will begin with a presenter on the affirming side of the topic and then move to a presenter in opposition.

 

What questions can I answer prior to the meeting?  Again, thank you for your time and attention to this very important issue facing Illinois FFA.  

 

 

And again, Happy National FFA Week!

Have a GRAND day!



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Mindy Bunselmeyer
Illinois FFA Center
Phone: 217-753-3328 Cell: 217-412-5646
Email: mbunselmeyer@illinoisffa.org
Address: 3221 Northfield, Springfield, IL 62702
 
     
 
 
     
     
 
 
     
     
 
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